Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Grimm' & 'Primetime: What Would You Do?' Adjusted Up

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October 15th, 2012

Grimm and Primetime: What Would You Do were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 12, 2012:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.8/6 6.48
CBS NCIS - R 1.1/4 7.53
NBC The Voice - R 1.1/4 3.40
FOX The X-Factor - R 0.8/3 2.43
CW Arrow - R 0.6/2 2.05
9:00 NBC Grimm 1.6/5 5.01
CBS CSI: NY 1.4/4 9.48
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.4/4 4.60
FOX Fringe 1.0/3 2.64
CW Beauty And the Beast - R 0.4/1 1.41
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/5 10.53
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 4.70
NBC Dateline 1.3/4 4.70


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Martin

    Wow, an Arrow repeat wasn’t that far behind an original Fringe, at least in viewers.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @catocony, no evidence that small variations around a decent average make any difference.

  • tvwatcher

    As expected, Grimm adjusted up! :) 1.6 for four weeks straight! Yes!

  • Melanie

    Yaay for Grimm!

    (I have to admit that these Friday ratings have lost their zing for me now that Supernatural is on Wednesdays.)

  • Freyja

    Nice job CW for the repeats.. Arrow did very well as did B&TB =)

  • Kyle

    Also Remember CSI:NY is on a Friday. Compared to CSI Miami which aired Sunday and only was getting a 1.7-2.2. CSI NY will bounce back. I don’t watch though so I don’t know.

  • Gigi


  • JR

    Shark Tank comfortably in first place for the 18-49 demo. :)

  • Rebecca

    Happy for Grimm. This season is fun – I like how Hank is in on it all now, and how he and Nick were giddy in the trailer looking at all the weapons (like school boys with toys).

  • Mark Wood

    Here is an interesting data for the CW.

    The CW has often encore new fall scripted programming on their shows, in the same week as they premiere. All most all originals have, they only real exceptions I can find are Life Is Wild, Aliens in America and Hart of Dixie (Life Is Unexpected didn’t start in the fall).

    But those reruns have for the most part given a clue on how low originals ratings will fall during their first season.

    The majority of them fall by the end of the season below the number of viewers and adult 18-49 that their encore hits

    The are a few that manage to fall below the viewer total of the encore, but only drop enough to equal the demo of the encore, then there are three shows that never dropped lower then their encore during their first season.

    Those three shows are.

    1. Gossip Girl. Gossip Girls never dropped below its encore during its first year (in fact it took several years for that to occur).
    2. Beautiful Life. Aired only two episodes before getting pulled due to horrifically low ratings, both of those airings were better then its encore (though only by one tenth, it clearly would have sunk below its encore in about two or three more weeks, if it would have stayed on its schedule.
    3. Vampire Diaries, to date in 3 full seasons never dropped below its pilot encore numbers.

    Runaway, HIdden Palms, Reaper, Privileged, 90210, Melrose Place, Nikita, Hellcats, Secret Circle, and Ringer

    Not very promising pattern for Arrow and especially Beauty & the Beast to Face.

  • BRT

    Can someone properly explain Fridays to me?

    From the LOOK of it, it seems like a show like “Grimm” is safe, based on how every other show is rating…it’s the second highest in the demo on the night. But on another night a 1.6 would be a harbinger of failure. How much leeway is given to a Friday airing?

  • Phil


    Depends on how important Friday is to NBC right now. They have bigger problems. Also, there is little upside to rerunning “Grimm” so they lose money there and serials shed viewers in the long run, as well. It’s very easy to see them giving up and throwing a 2 hour Dateline in there to save money.

  • Martine

    Go Grimm!

  • Martine

    So is Fringe done for sure? After this season that is.

  • Martine

    @ brit Grimm is up from season one, so its likely that they are pretty much assured a renewal for Friday. Its good to see NBC doing better with their scripted shows. Fridays generally are a good spot for genre shows that have a decent, steady, young leaning, but not huge following.

  • Martine

    @ Phil; By that logic all of the networks should cancell all of their Friday shows, and quite a few others as well and just keep rerunning Dateline all day long. Good thinking.

  • Justin J. Poppiti, Esq.

    I watched Csi: ny and.blue bloods for the first time last night. I liked both episodes.

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